Established: 1971

Frequency: four times a year

Accepts Email Submissions: No

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Twitter: @pshares

Description: A literary journal based at Emerson College in downtown Boston. Ploughshares also publishes a Ploughshares Solos series of digital-first long stories and essays.

Editor(s): Ladette Randolph

Needs: Ploughshares welcomes unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction during its regular reading period from June 1 to January 15.

Length: Fiction and Nonfiction: Under 6,000 words. Poetry: 1-5 pages

Payment: $45/printed page, $90 minimum per title, $450 maximum per author. Payment is upon publication. Authors also receives two contributor copies of the issue and a one-year subscription.

Tips: The reading period is from June 1 through January 15. A short cover letter is encouraged. Digital submissions are greatly preferred to mailed submissions.

How to Submit: Create an account to submit online. There is a $3 service fee for online submissions for non-subscribers.

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Address: Ploughshares
Emerson College 120 Boylston St. Boston MA 02116-4624 USA

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2018-03-20